Tumaini On the Go!
Tumaini On the Go is a program consisting of Professional Support Teams (PST)* who are responsible for the immediate registration and enrollment of new refugees upon their arrival in Granite district. Newcomer students will be registered and enrolled by their boundary school, and a referral form submitted for each new student. Participants and their families will receive individual attention and support through constant communication with the teams. Focus will be centered on culture transition, academic skills, and social immersion at school, in the classroom, and at home. Students will receive ongoing support for as long as necessary and will continue to be monitored throughout their time in Granite district.
After students have been enrolled in their schools, designated liaisons and the PST will continue to conduct personal school and home visits to assess ongoing needs and monitor academic growth. In addition, teachers and staff will receive teaching resources and support as they teach, build relationships, and provide a sense of belonging to all students. To promote family engagement, parents will be taught computer skills, given access to interpreters, and they will be introduced to local family and community engagement centers, including the refugee Share House where household items, necessities, and other resources can be obtained without cost. Networks of refugee families will be encouraged and facilitated by the teams.
*Professional Support Teams (PST) will include: District Administrator, Academic Coach, Compliance Coach, Title VI mentor, Refugee Liaison, Refugee Outreach, Human Trafficking Coach, Spanish Interpreter, and the school representative (ALP Lead Teacher or school administrator)